Shot in the arm for AK ahead of Worlds, CWG trials

Shot in the arm for AK ahead of Worlds, CWG trials

  • The exercise will exempt marathoners who have already been selected and training in Kaptagat, Kapsabet and Ngong.
  • Tuwei hailed the partnership saying it is a boost to the federation in the search of a team of athletes that will fly the Kenyan flag in Oregon and Birmingham.

Athletics Kenya is gearing up towards the National Athletics trials slated on Friday and Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium, to select a team of 45 athletes which will represent Kenya in the World Championships and Commonwealth games.

The exercise will exempt marathoners who have already been selected and training in Kaptagat, Kapsabet and Ngong.

In the run up to the trials, the federation has received a major boost from Absa Kenya after the bank announced a sponsorship 12 million shillings to the team at Riadha House on Wednesday.

The sponsorship will cover the trials together with World Under-20 Athletics trials which will take place on July 8.

The AK President Lieutenant General (Rtd) Jackson Tuwei hailed the partnership saying it is a boost to the federation in the search of a team of athletes that will fly the Kenyan flag in Oregon and Birmingham.

“We thank Absa Bank Kenya for coming on board as a partner in the National Trials. We are doing our level best to make sure the invitational events are a success, under World Championship and Commonwealth qualification standards and ensure that our athletes continue to fly our flag high,” noted Tuwei.

Absa Kenya Marketing and Corporate Relations Director Moses Muthui said this will boost the team’s morale ahead of the championships.

“It is critical that we provide a focused atmosphere for athletes so that they can turn in their best performance on big platforms. Our athletes are working hard and resiliently in their training sessions and competitions and from past experiences, extra incentives are always welcome. That’s why we decided to sponsor Team Kenya to ensure they have the necessary requirements to effectively compete at the world championships,” Muthui said.

Lotto also injected their 3 million shillings.

Report by Kevin Otenga

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